Education crisis: Upper primary schools reopen to 40% attendance

Parents are reluctant to send their children to school, citing the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city. Bengaluru: Upper primary schools in Bangalore are witnessing low attendance. Classes from sixth to eighth standards recorded only about 40 to 50 percent attendance. Parents are still unsure about their children’s safety, mainly because the number of […]

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Online education a bane for photocopy shops

Twelve photocopy shops in and around Chathiram Bus stand struggle to run their business amid the pandemic. Tiruchirappalli: Owners of photocopy shops around Chathiram bus stand said they find it difficult to pay rent as their business has nearly come to a standstill because no schools and colleges are open. Sri Vasan Printer’s owner R […]

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Schools reopening: Parents of special children worried sick

After the government announced the possibility of schools reopening, parents of children with special needs prepare for the new challenge. October 22, 2020 | Written by Tunir Biswas Kolkata: Ever since West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on September 30th,  said  that a decision on reopening schools shall be taken after November 15th, parents of children […]

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No red signal for tutoring teachers yet

The practice of government, government-aided, and private school teachers engaging in the ‘business’ of imparting private tuitions in the city remains ungoverned. By Manasvi Gupta Good morning teacher! Wished the students. Good evening teacher! Wishes the students again—only this time at the teacher’s home. The teacher—surrounded by a group of students providing private tuitions thus […]

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City government schools lack standard safety facilities

Security in government schools of Bengaluru has been neglected since long. By Swati Ekka  Bengaluru: The government has failed to provide the basic safety facilities in government schools in the city. Many government schools lack fire alarms, ‘School Ahead’ safety sign boards, watchman to control the traffic and CCTV cameras. NIMHANS School Safety Appraisal revealed […]

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Derelict compound walls in Sindagi government schools

Several government school compounds in Sindagi taluk, Vijaypura are being misused by the trespassers due to lack of boundary walls. Stray animals and two-wheeler riders cause menace in the lives of the students. By Shalu Chowrasia     Stray cows and pigs roam freely in government school premises due to lack of boundary walls. Unavailability of funds […]

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